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In Canada, a believer operated a large grain farm. His spread included some twenty-five hundred acres. When asked how he planted the seed, he reached in a bin and pulled out an ear of corn. Then he proceeded to pop out the kernels one by one as he walked along, demonstrating the planting process.

Do you believe that? No sir! That’s not what he said nor is it what he did. He pointed to a distributor that was some thirty feet wide. "We take that double tandem truck, fill it with certified seed, back it up to the distributor, open the slots, and pour in the seed."

He went on to say, "If you’re ever going to be cheap, don’t be cheap with the seed." One bushel of seed invested yields thirty bushels of grain harvested in a good year. Thirty-to-one is not a bad return, if you are ready to believe and willing to invest.

God says, "Believe Me, trust Me, try My plan, prove My ways, and see the kind of harvest I will give." So Paul guarantees this principle of truth in the Scripture with the promise, "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work" (2 Corinthians 9:8). All grace, all ways, all sufficiency, and all things! There are four promises in one breath. Knowing it is one thing, believing it is quite another.

(Source: Jack Exum - James S. Hewett, Illustrations Unlimited (Wheaton: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc, 1988), p. 463. From a sermon by Gerald Flury, "Sown Any Good Seed Lately?" 1/12/2009)

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